Our New Season Is Here!
This season's focus is African-American Perspectives.
We will take you on a monthly journey,
giving you an indepth view of ten different African American perspectives.
We are also happy to announce that all screenings are FREE ADMISSION.
They always have been, but we thought we'd start advertising it as such.
We will, however, continue to ask for donations to help us
with the cost of presenting our Documentary Film Series.
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Our screenings will now be held at the historic Countee Cullen Library, located at 104 W. 136th Street.
The Countee Cullen Branch opened on January 14, 1905, as the 135th Street Branch, in a building designed by McKim, Mead and White with funds given by Andrew Carnegie. (The original building is now part of The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.) In 1941, having outgrown its quarters, the library moved to a new building at its present location designed by Louis Allen Abramson. Ten years later the library was renamed for poet and teacher Countee Cullen (1903-1946), an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and the library's friend and neighbor. The library occupies the former site of the mansion of A'lelia Walker, daughter of the beauty products tycoon whose home became a gathering place for artists and writers during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. The library was renovated in 1990 and is wheelchair accessible.
As usual, we will continue to provide you with a delicious 'mini-meal' provided by Chef Michael E. Hodge of Kai & I, Inc. Previous menus have included vegetarian chili and fixings, lasagna, pasta salads, and quiche. Offered beverages are soda, juice and water. We'll do our best to send out menus prior to each screening so you can decide if you would like to enjoy our menu offerings. (CLICK HERE FOR MENU INFORMATION)